I live in Eastern Washington and when I was real sick I was directed to a place in Spokane called "Cancer Patient Care" where I found wigs, bras, chemo caps, hats, tops and a whole lot more. I only needed a shower chair and got one for no cost. It was all donations and free for those who needed. There are blankets, quilts, and clothing for those with cancer issues as well as items such as shower chairs, walkers, and wheelchairs. Now that my journey is over, I will be taking all my hats, wigs, bras, swimsuits and prosthesis back to the place that helped me. I have a lot to donate, I had no breasts for three years due to delayed reconstruction and over two years with expanders. I certainly hope you can find a place such as this in your area. Hope this helps.
Thank you so much for the info. regarding Breast Cancer Connections in Palo Alto, CA. I just contacted them and they said they would gladly take my mother's prosthetic bras. Thank you for helping me find a good home for them!
I am a missionary here in Costa Rica and bring back donations to the hospital where I receive my treatment. If you are interested in donating I can give you my sister's address in MN and I will bring them back next time I visit home. It was been wonderful providing these donations to women who otherwise would not have the bras and prosthesis. We also bring back wigs and scarves if anyone has any they not longer need. Let me know and I will PM you her information. Thank you and God Bless. Feel free to pass the word.
I live here in Costa Rica and there is a great need here for bras, prosthesis, wigs, scarves, etc. Just let me know if you have anything you would like to donate and I can send you an address in the states and we have a mission group coming in March that could bring them. Blessings all, Kathy
I was flat for a year after my UMX and have my prosthetic and two bras for it - does anyone know of any place that I could donate them to? Or does anywhere here want them? The bras are 36D and tan in color (I have the tags cut out, they were itchy). Hate to just throw them away although maybe it's not a big deal to.
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